Of Modern Traditions — A Friday At Lakmé Fashion Week 2019

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The gilded evenings continue to dazzle in the star-studded city of Mumbai as the Lakmé Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2019 wrapped up another session of ramp walks this Friday. After its successful run for the preceding days, the festivities on Friday seemed as fresh as the scent of a flower. The entire day saw an exciting amalgam of re-imagined wedding couture and easy free-flowing youthful garments. Ace designers like Nachiket Barve, Jayanti Reddy, and Ridhi Mehra among others, presented their designs on the third day.

Tara Sutaria stole the show as she walked for Label Ritu Kumar for the collection called ‘Structured Pastoral.’ Comprising of flowy, light fabrics with summery prints of flower motif, and leather-corset belts, the collection resonated with the urban-chic vibe of the contemporary woman. Inspired by the colours of pastoral and equestrian moods, the shade card was dominated by fiery red and neutral black with other brights of the rainbow added. Tara Sutaria walked the ramp in a black, embroidered, halter, mini pinafore over a white shirt, accessorised with an exciting leather belt with floor-kissing, long-beaded strands.

Nachiket Barve’s collaboration with Caprese was all about the millennials who are always on the go and thus named ‘Passport Princesses,’ that focused on aesthetic global appeal. Rakul Preet walked the ramp as the showstopper, for the collection, in a black embroidered ethnic jumpsuit. Inspired by the original style icons like Talitha Getty in the 70s in Morocco and celebrating a free-spirited approach, Barve’s collection has a curated mix of contemporary evening wear, festive wear and pieces that can be dressed up or down, perfect for this generation of jet setters.

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Pooja Hegde and Diana Penty also walked the ramp for Jayanti Reddy and Ridhi Mehra respectively. Jayanti Reddy’s collection named ‘Benares and Beyond’ was an ode to the picturesque beauty of Benares, Kashi and Varanasi, for which the designer used clothes as her canvas to showcase a striking line of ensembles. ‘An Ode to Heirlooms,’ the collection by Ridhi Mehra was also a celebration in three parts – “Wisra was a mix of Gujarati and Kashmiri forms for the Demi couture line with bohemian touches, while Ziya, combined Patola motifs with chintz and Kashmiri embroidery. Finally, Zaib was a mix of ikat, bohemian and Kashmiri prints with a contemporary touch.

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